May 18 2018
There’s a race for everyone. Here’s how to find the right one for you.
We recently spoke with runners in six U.S. cities to get the scoop on where the best urban trail running opportunities within each are to be found. For those that have plans to visit Salt Lake City, Atlanta, Austin, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. or Seattle, read this piece to learn about each city’s running opportunities and locals’ recommendations on where to fuel post-run. If you do explore these cities and are in the racing mood, these nearby races might just be your perfect match.
Run up and over Salt Lake City’s Bonneville Shoreline Trail on the challenging 17-mile Wahsatch Steeplechase race.
Explore the South’s beautiful trails at one of the XTERRA Georgia Trail Run Series events with manageable distances as short as 3.4 miles.
Long-distance trail runners who love a good after-party should check out Spectrum Trail Racing’s Texas trail series, with distances from 8 miles to 100K.
Embrace the title of “Hollywood Trail Rock Star” when you run the Griffith Park Trail Half Marathon and Griffith Park Trail 10K in the same weekend.
Get the local Virginia flavor at the 5- or 10-mile races at Backyard Burns, laid-back events where you use your own watch to track your time and record it in a notebook at the finish.
Northwest Trail Runs offers a fun collection of races near Seattle—from 4K to 50K—with fun themes like Pie High Trail Run.